Raburn was among the most productive reserves in baseball in 2013 and is a roster lock. He is expected to platoon in right with David Murphy and serve on occasion at designated hitter.
The surgically repaired right thumb of
Victorino needs at-bats. He is just 2 for 4 in spring training after making his debut Monday.
Gausman proved himself worthy as a reliever in his last seven outings of 2013, when he recorded a 2.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his 7 2/3 innings. He is also having a strong camp this year.
"Trying to put some pressure on them and I want to break camp with the team, that's my goal," he told MASNsports.com. "In what role, that is up to them. I think I've shown I can pitch out of the pen. There are some things I don't control."
Gausman opened last season in the rotation, but gave up 34 hits and 20 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings before being moved to the bullpen.
The 21-year-old Bundy is not expected to return to game action until at least June. He remains one of the team's top pitching prospects, but it remains to be seen how he responds to the surgery and extended time off.
It was the first time Motte faced live hitters after having Tommy John surgery. His command was a little off, which is to be expected from a player with this type of injury. Motte will continue to ramp up his workload as long as he doesn't experience a setback.
Iglesias has been dealing with shin splints throughout camp, and hasn't been able to get consistent at-bats. Manager Brad Ausmus said the team hasn't decided Iglesias will begin the year on the disabled list yet, but "it's getting more and more tenuous."
Iglesias hit .303/.349/.386 in 350 at-bats last season.
Taveras is the team's top prospect, but was sent to the minors after injuries prevented him from experiencing a full camp. Taveras is now in an interesting situation. He's been touted as one of the club's strongest prospects, but the organization is strong as a whole. Outfielders Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk have made progress, and will push Taveras at the position.
The Cardinals organization has been dealing with these depth issues in recent years. Trevor Rosenthal could be a starter, but the team's pitching talent has pushed him to the pen. The same could happen with Carlos Martinez, who would likely start in almost any other organization.
While Taveras has been hailed as a the second coming for quite some time, it's clear the production will have to be there. If Taveras goes down to the minors and performs well, it likely won't be long until he's spotted in a Cardinals uniform. But if he struggles, the team does have other options that could threaten his chances of being an early callup.
Britton was initially supposed to pitch, but was not listed on the lineup card Friday. He'll likely pitch Saturday. Britton is expected to open the year in the team's bullpen. He posted a 4.95 ERA in 40 innings last year.
Iglesias has been dealing with shin splints all spring, and has been limited in camp. Manager Brad Ausmus recently said Iglesias would need 50 at-bats in order to open the season with the major-league club.
Iglesias hit .303/.349/.386 in 350 at-bats last year.
Yoon left to obtain his work visa. He's expected to make his debut Saturday against the Yankees. It's unclear when Yoon will enter the game, or how long he'll pitch. Yoon was expected to compete for a rotation spot this spring, but he may be behind schedule now.